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someone taking part in circuit training

What is circuit training?

What is circuit training? As the name suggests, circuit training involves doing several different exercises at different ‘stations’, one after the other, with little to no period of rest in between.…
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A woman stretching in front of a wall.

What is flexibility training?

However, flexibility is about more than just being able to touch your toes. If you want to really see how flexible someone is, you’ll be looking at their range of motion – basically, how much a joint…
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Someone doing plyometric training

What is plyometric training?

How does plyometric training work? The key to plyometric training is stretch and contraction.  Your ability to move your muscles quickly from one state to the other is known as ‘explosive power’ – an…
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an athlete using interval training

What is interval training?

How does interval training work? The length and content of your intervals can be varied, meaning you can achieve a variety of goals within your interval training session. Interval training is all to…
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a runner using fartlek training

What is Fartlek training?

How does Fartlek training work? Unlike other workouts, Fartlek isn’t based on timed exercises. You can choose to speed up or slow down whenever you want – which makes it great for beginners. Fartlek…
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people taking part in tabata training

What is Tabata training?

What is Tabata training? Named for its creator, Japanese doctor Izumi Tabata, Tabata training involves between 6 and 8 high-intensity intervals. Each of these involves 20 seconds of work followed by…
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Someone doing a crossfit workout

What is Crossfit Training?

What is CrossFit? CrossFit is a type of strength and conditioning workout, based around movements like squats, push-ups, and weightlifting. Unlike other workout types, it’s not based on doing a certa…
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A woman working out with battle ropes.

What is HIIT?

What does HIIT stand for? Well, HIIT stands for High-Intensity Interval Training. This involves short bursts of high-intensity exercise followed by another period or interval, that's less intense. Be…
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exercise helping to relieve stress

How does exercise help relieve stress?

Exercise can help you sleep better Stress and not getting enough sleep often go hand in hand. Thankfully, one of the benefits of exercise is that it can help to improve the quality of your sleep. Wha…
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Cycling faster whilst out riding

How to cycle faster

How to cycle faster: Get streamlined! Did you know that your form can make a big difference to your average cycling speed? To combat wind resistance, try to lower your body on the bike and tuck your…
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walkers out in the park

Top 4 Walking Tips

Walking top tip #1: Don’t skip a warm-up Walking may be a low-impact exercise but it’s still easy to pick up injuries, such as calf, hip and knee pain, along the way, especially if you want to walk f…
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swimming in the pool checking speed

What is the average swimming speed?

What affects swimming speed? Swimming speed is dependent on a few things. The physical fitness of the swimmer is a major factor of course, but swimming speed can also vary greatly depending on the ty…